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191FREE0: Free Neighbor Days

We invite our neighbors residing in the 19130 zip code to visit free of charge every second Sunday of the month. No reservations required!

Complimentary admission includes “The Voices of Eastern State" Audio Tour, narrated by actor Steve Buscemi; our award winning exhibits on mass incarceration, The Big Graph and Prisons Todayhistory exhibits; and a critically acclaimed series of artist installations.

Please visit www.EasternState.org/safety for the latest on changes to your visit due to COVID-19. While paying visitors must purchase timed tickets online in advance, no advance reservations are required for 191FREE0.

2020 Dates:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Eastern State Penitentiary is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. All remaining 191FREE0 dates for 2020 have been cancelled. Check back soon for news on 2021 dates.

Please contact us at (215) 236-3300 or [email protected] with questions.


Each household may receive up to six complimentary tickets on each Neighbor Day, including admission for two guests not residing in the 19130 zip code. Children 7 and under are always admitted without charge. No reservations required. This offer is not valid for Terror Behind the Walls or Night Tours.

Neighbors must provide verification of address and provide a name, address, phone number and email address. We will only contact neighbors who opt in for our newsletter.

2017 American Aliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibitions Overall Winner